The top bantamweight in the sport was back in action last night as Fernando Montiel defended his WBC and WBO titles by crushing challenger Rafael Concepcion within three rounds at Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapa, Mexico.
Montiel, a longtime WBO super flyweight kingpin who started adding bantamweight trinkets to his collection last year, was in fine form during the contest and his outgunned opponent never had a chance.
Concepcion, who previously held the Interim WBA super flyweight belt in 2008 before losing it to Nonito Donaire in 2009, was decked on two occasions in the second but managed to make it through the round.
The Panamanian wasn't so fortunate in the third, however, as he was put down and out at 1:07 of the frame by the far more experienced champion from Los Mochis.
Montiel improves to 43-2-2 (33), while Concepcion drops to 14-5-1 (8).